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rathe definitions

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, quick, from Old English hræth, alteration of hræd; akin to Old High German hrad quick Date: 14th century archaic early <bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies — John Milton>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. poet. coming, blooming, etc., early in the year or day. Phrases and idioms: rathe-ripe 1 ripening early. 2 precocious. Etymology: OE hræth, hræd f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rath Rath, Rathe Rathe, a. [AS. hr[ae][eth], hr[ae]d, quick, akin to OHG. hrad, Icel. hra[eth]r.] Coming before others, or before the usual time; early. [Obs. or Poetic] Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rath Rath, Rathe Rathe, adv. Early; soon; betimes. [Obs. or Poetic] Why rise ye up so rathe? --Chaucer. Too rathe cut off by practice criminal. --Spencer.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

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